Happy Holidays from the Staff at Home Junction! There is a popular saying for the Holidays that reads, “At Christmas, All Roads Lead Home.” That famous phrase was coined years ago by Marjorie Holmes, a newspaper columnist and author of 134 books. Of course, you can substitute that saying for any holiday. But in December, it definitely has a special meaning.
That quote also has significance for anybody involved in the real estate profession. In fact, real estate agents and brokers might take special pride in the fact that it is their business to help people find a home where they can journey down that road and spend time with their families.
According to Statista, since 2016, more than 6 million homes on average have been sold EVERY year in the US. That’s quite a few people and families searching (with the assistance of a real estate agent), financing and closing on a home. That’s also an enormous amount of people moving into a new place of residence. Maybe a single family home, townhome, or a condo. Doesn’t matter.
Hopefully that home acquisition process was completed in time for the major holidays such as Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa or any other important day they observe. Because at that point, these families get the unique opportunity to celebrate these festivities under a new roof. A house they worked hard to achieve.
Not only do they wrap gifts and exchange them. They decorate that precious home, to celebrate the significance, joy and importance of their domicile during the holidays as well. Yes, as Perry Como used to sing in that song written back in 1954, “There is No Place like Home for the Holidays.” And for home buyers this year, there is definitely No Place like their New Address for the Holidays.
For all you real estate agents and brokers out there, take a minute to pause and think about the significance of what you helped these families accomplish. (Not only this year, but in years past). Let’s also not forget the mortgage brokers, bankers, appraisers, home inspectors, title companies, technology companies, real estate market data aggregators etc., involved in the transaction as well.
Give yourselves a pat on the back. No one can argue, a new place to live is quite a gift for a family, perhaps the perfect gift. As that TV curmudgeon Andy Rooney once said, “One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day.” Of course, all that wrapping paper will be gone the next day. But the joy of living in that house will last year-round.
From the staff at Home Junction, we wish all of our clients, family and friends a very happy and merry holiday season this year!